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Course in international humanitarian Law

Norway

Project Leader: Gro Nystuen

Aim of the project

The aim of the project was to organize a course for the Norwegian MFA on International Humanitarian Law.

Key issues
Humanitarian Law (HL) legal sources including treaties and customary law, the relationship between jus in bello and jus ad bellum, criteria for application of IHL and qualification of situations/conflicts, main rules on distinction and proportionality, protection of civilians, status and immunities for combattants, legitimate military objectives, perfidy and ruses of war, reprisals, terrorism and IHL, non-state armed groups, peace operations, law enforcement, means of warfare, the relationship to human rights and derogation, international criminal law.

Client

  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deliverables

The participants should be able to understand the main principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and be able to understand in which situations IHL is applicable. They should also understand how IHL is integrated into foreign policy issues both as a means and as an objective.

Format
Ten hours of teaching and discussions divided into two half days.

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